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OF THE 



Next Millennium 

Port of San Francisco 

1998 Annual Report 




DOCUMENTS DEPT 

OCT 8 1999 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




San Francisco Public Library 

Government Information Center 
San Francisco Public Lib: , , 
100 Larkin Street, 5th Fi 
San Francisco, CA 941 Ct 

REFERENCE BOOK 



Not to be taken from the Library 




"What we will become tomorrow 

is based on what we have accomplished today." 

— Willie L. Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco 




• Port sets record revenue growth for fiscal 1997/98 
- $38.5 million. 

• Port posts net income of $16.5 million for fiscal 
1997/98, a 132 percent increase over previous year. 

• Blue Star Line, Colombus Line, and South Seas Line 
sign contracts with Port to provide cargo service 
between San Francisco and the South Pacific. 



• Princess Cruises and Crystal Cruises enter into 
agreement with Port to homeport luxury cruise ships in 
San Francisco beginning in 1999. 

• Port negotiates $4 million, five year contract with 
U.S. Maritime Administration to homeport seven 
rapid deployment ships. 

• In 1998, the Port brought in a new operator to execute 
an ambitious plan to revitalize the City's Foreign 



Trade Zone. The plan calls for the creation of an 
international business center that will provide on-site 
access to a host of professional services to facilitate 
import/export activities. 

• Piers 30/32 selected as site for new world class 
international cruise ship terminal. 

• New Downtown Ferry Terminal project approved. 

• Port secured S2 million in federal funds for a new fern- 
terminal at China Basin Channel. 

• A temporary homeless shelter at Mission Rock is 
completed, housing 600 people. 

The United Nations ships 14,000 tons of rice through 
the Port to help feed millions of starving people in 
North Korea. 

• Port coordinates shipment of 2 million pounds of clothing, 
food and medical supplies to Central America to aid 
hurricane Mitch victims. 

• 100th anniversary of Ferry Building celebrated in 
city-wide public event. 

' Ferry Building Restoration project begins as developer 
is selected. 

1 Renovation of historic Pier 1 begins as developer is 
selected. 

1 Construction of Giant's Pacific Bell Baseball Park 
continues on schedule. 

West Coast Recycling lease approved at Pier %. 
Port site secured for 1999 ESPN X-Games. 
Port site secured site for Spirit of Flight World Tour 
Exhibition. 

Pier 98 Wetlands Restoration project approved. 
Construction to be completed in l l )99. 



"We will continue to build on our successes in attracting nev 
to support the public trust" 

— Denise McCarthy, President, San Francisco Port Commission 



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Michael Hardeman, Commissioner 

Brian Mc Williams, Commissioner 
Pius Lee, Commissioner 
Kimberly Brandon, Vice President 



maritime lousiness, while carefully pursuing commercial development 




The Port of San Francisco is governed by a five member 
board of commissioners, each of whom is appointed 
by the mayor and subject to confirmation by the 
City's Board of Supervisors. Each commissioner is appointed 
for a four year term. By charter, the Port Commission is 
charged with the "...power and duty to use, conduct, operate, 
maintain, manage, regulate, and control..." the Port of 
San Francisco. 

At the forefront of its responsibilities, the Port Commission 
is empowered to direct and execute programs and policies 
"which may further the interest of the Port in world trade." 
The landmark Waterfront Land Use Plan is one example. 
Adopted by the Port Commission in 1997, the first phases 
of the plan were launched in 1998. A central component 
of the plan is to expand the Port's maritime and non- 
maritime activities. 

More than at any other time in the history of the Port, 
the current Port Commission has been actively involved in 
guiding the Port of San Francisco into the next millennium. 



In Memorial 

On March 20, 1998, Port Commissioner James R. 
Herman passed away. One of the most respected and 
devoted labor leaders in San Francisco history. Commissioner 
Herman diligently served on the San Francisco Port 
Commission for fourteen years. He was first appointed to 
the commission by Mayor 
Dianne Feinstein in 1982 
where he served three con- 
secutive terms. In 1996, he 
was again appointed to the 
commission by Mayor 
Willie L. Brown, Jr. 

Commissioner Herman 
was formerly President of 
the International Longshore- 
men's and Warehousemen's 
Union (ILWU). He also 
served as head of the Ship Clerks Local 34 for 17 years. 

Described as having "the oratorical gallop of a preacher!' 
he was a strong advocate for maritime business at the Port 
In his current term as commissioner, he was instrumental 
in laying the groundwork of a plan that, today, is re- 
establishing the Port of San Francisco as a international 
maritime presence. 

His legacy will be remembered through the new James 
R. Herman International Cruise Terminal ami Humanitarian 
Award established bv the San Francisco Port Commission 




c As we enter the next millennium, our vision is to re-establish th 

— Douglas Wong, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco 



?ort of San Francisco as a major international maritime enterprise" 




Someone once said, "Ideas are a dime a dozen. People 
who put them into action are priceless." In presenting 
our "report card" for the 1997/98 fiscal year, I wanted 
to break tradition somewhat. On the following pages I'd 
like to introduce you to those who have been carrying out 
the objectives and strategies that have made 1997/98 the 
best year in the history of the Port. The strength of our 
operating performance for the year was underscored by 
credit upgrades the Port received from Standard & Poors, 
Moody's and Fitch. 

We have a lot to be proud of. During the past year we 
generated operating revenues of $38.5 million. Net income 
for the fiscal year 1997/98 was $16.5 million, representing 
an increase of $9.4 million - or 132 percent - over last year. 
The net income reported for the year includes $8.5 million 
in federal and state congestion relief funds. 

Fiscal 1997/98 was a year of accomplishments, challenges 
and milestones. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 
historic Ferry Building. In many ways this celebration 
symbolized the resurgence that we are witnessing along 
the waterfront. The Waterfront Land Use Plan, adopted in 
1997, was implemented in 1998 and with it the rebirth of 
the Port was officially announced. The decision to re-establish 
the maritime division proved to be a prudent decision. 
During fiscal 1997/98 the new division was able to lure 
new cruise ships to the City and bring cargo shipping 
back to the southern waterfront. 



Port staff also secured a S2 million federal grant for a new 
ferry terminal at China Basin Channel. Located along the 
southern waterfront, the new terminal will provide passenger 
ferry service that connects China Basin and Mission Bay with 
existing ferry terminals around the Bay Area. The terminal 
also will serve the new Giant's Pacific Bell Baseball Park. 

But the strength and presence of an organization is 
measured by more than its bottom line. It is measured by 
the role it plays in the community - whether local or 
international. When floods destroyed farm pauluction and 
left nearly 7.5 million North Koreans starving, the Port of 
San Francisco stepped forward. We helped to expedite ship- 
ment of more than 14.000 tons of rice to that country, 
much of it destined for 2.6 million children under the age 
of six. And, when hurricane Mitch devastated Central 
America, we once again stepped forward. The Port, Bay Arm 
transportation companies, unions, local agencies, corporations, 
the U.S. Air Force and community volunteers worked in a 
collaborative eflort to warehouse, package and transport 
more than 2 million pounds of food, clothing and medical 
supplies for hurricane victims in Central America. 

We can look back over fiscal 1997 98 on our accomplish- 
ments with pride. What we have accomplished, w hat we 
will accomplish, as we stand on the threshold of a new 
millennium, is only possible through the unselfish commit- 
ment of the 233 men and women who work diligently to 
make the Port of San Francisco wli.it it is. 



The Port of San Francisco has one of the most diverse maritim 

— Peter Dailey, Director, Maritime 





By 1995, the Port of San Francisco, one of California s 
oldest working waterfronts, showed all the signs of 
having given up on maritime. Only one container 
carrier still called at the Port, and Port and City officials 
were seriously considering options to pave the piers over 



usiness portfolios of any port in the United States. 





in favor of tourist and commercial development. 

But, under the watchful eye of the late port commissioner, 
and former ILWU president, James R. Herman, a new 
administration reinstated the maritime division and drafted 
a plan to revitalize the Port's maritime industries, which 



include cargo and cruise shipping, commercial and sport 
fishing, ship repair, ferries and excursions, and harbor services. 

Cargo Shipping 

By implementing a plan that focuses on small and mid- 
size carriers with prices and attention they're unlikely to 
get at larger ports, the Port has managed to double its 
cargo volume in the last year. The Port signed new contracts 
with three new steamship companies: Blue Star Line, 
Columbus Line and South Seas Line, bringing the number 
of carriers calling on the Port to eight. All three carriers, 
who offer service between the South Pacific and San 
Francisco, call on the Ports' finest multi-purpose cargo 
facility, the Pier 80 Omni-Terminal. As the fiscal year 
drew to a close, port officials were in negotiations with 
two additional carriers, TMM and Trans Pacific Lines, 
Ltd., offering service between Mexico, South America 
and San Francisco. 

Cruise Shipping 

In 1997, the Port developed a ten-point homeport 
incentive plan directed at major cruise lines to bring more 
ships to San Francisco. The incentive plan has already 
begun to pay off. Two major cruise lines, Princess Cruises 
and Crystal Cruises, announced that they would each 
homeport luxury cruise vessels in San Francisco in 1999. 
These two lines combined are expected to bring more 
than 50,000 visitors to San Francisco in 1999 - representing 
a 56 percent increase over 1998. 

During the period ending June 30, 1998, 42 cruise ships 
visited San Francisco embarking and disembarking over 
65,000 passengers. These ship calls and passengers generated 
an estimated $20 million in economic impact for San 
Francisco and the region. 



Lay Berthing 

In April, Maritime staff negotiated a contract with U.S. 
Maritime Administration and California Sealitt Terminals. 
Inc. for the Port to homeport seven MARAD ships for 
the next five years, which will be a boon to the Port's 
harbor services and ship repair industries. These rapid 
deployment vessels are part of a nationwide fleet that 
stands ready to be called into service on a moment's notice. 
The contract will yield nearly $4 million in revenues for 
the Port and over SI. 5 million in facilities upgrades. 

San Francisco Foreign Trade Zone #3 

Established in 1948, San Francisco Foreign Trade Zone ~3 
is one of the oldest in the U.S. In 1998. the Port brought 
in a new operator to execute an ambitious plan authorized 
by the Port Commission to revitalize the City's Foreign 
Trade Zone. 

The new operator. Big C Traders. Ltd.. consists of a group 
of professionals representing a broad spectrum of business 
disciplines. Big C Traders has outlined an ambitious plan 
to create a one-of-a-kind international business center 
that will provide on-site access to a host of professional 
services to facilitate import export activities. 

The purpose of a foreign trade zone is to provide 
industry with facilities, paigrams and operations to reduce 
the costs and burdensome regulations associated with 
international trade. The goal is to increase competitiveness 
and profits. An integral part of die nation's foreign trade 
export policy, foreign trade zones reduce the cost of import! 
while expanding exports, therein creating I favorable 
trade balance. 



"Our objective: Maximize the revenue potential of a real estatt 



Responsible for the management of 670 active 
commercial, industrial and maritime leases, the 
Port of San Francisco's Real Estate and Asset 
Management division maintains one of the most diverse - 
not to mention unique - portfolios around the world. 
Committed to maximizing the Port's commercial development, 
this division accounted for approximately 63.2 percent of 
the $38.5 million in operating revenue generated by the 
Port in 1998. 

Fisherman's Wharf 

San Francisco is the most visited city in the world. And, 
Fisherman's Wharf is one of the City's most popular tourist 
attractions. Each year, more than 15,000,000 people visit 
this quaint enclave of harbors, restaurants, shops and attractions 
located in the northern-most portion of the Port. The 
resulting congestion often rivals the notorious gridlock of 
LA freeways. But, as a result of the recent completion of 
the Powell Street Plaza public access area at the Powell/ 
Jefferson intersection, and the successful conversion of 
Taylor Street and the Little Embarcadero Loop from one-way 
to two-way streets, traffic circulation to area attractions, 
restaurants and parking facilities have been greatly improved. 

Giant's Pacific Bell Ballpark 

With the first pitch scheduled for opening day of the 
2000 baseball season, property management personnel 
continued coordinating efforts related to the timely com- 
pletion of the 42,000 seat ballpark, pavilion and parking 
facility. When completed, spectators will be able to reach 
the Pacific Bell Ballpark by auto, bus, light rail or ferry. 



Mission Rock 

Port staff negotiated a new 25-year lease with the owners 
of Kelly's Mission Rock restaurant, a waterfront site located 
across from the China Basin Channel. It is anticipated that 
in the year 2000, patrons of the new 10,000 square foot 
bar and restaurant will be able to take a short water taxi 
ride to Pacific Bell Ballpark on baseball game days. 

West Coast Recycling 

Port staff finalized a five year lease at Piers 94/96 on 
the southern waterfront for the location of a recycling 
facility. Operating seven days a week, the facility processes 
fiber, aluminum, glass, plastics, metals and wood products. 
Projected revenues to the Port from this lease is estimated 
to reach $869,000 annually. 

Filming and Special Events 

One of the most photographed skylines in the world, 
San Francisco has long been a favorite of television and 
film producers. Headquarters of the hit CBS television 
series Nash Bridges is located on a barge which docks at 
Piers 30/32. During 1998, movies filmed at Port locations 
included amongst others The Bachelor; How Stella Got 
Her Groove Back; and The Parent Trap. Special events 
held on Port property during 1998 included: The Warp 
Tour; KFOG Sky Concert; The Chinese Lantern Festival; 
Celebration of Fine Art; the One Festival; the San Francisco 
Chronicle's Waterfront July 4th Celebration; and the Ferry 
Building Centennial Celebration. 

In 1998 Port staff negotiated agreements for two major 
1999 events: the ESPN X-Games and the Spirit of Flight 
World Tour Exhibition. The main venue for the X-Games 
will be held at Piers 30/32 in June and July 1999 arfdjune 
and July 2000. Located just south of the San Francisco 




anchorage of the Bay Bridge, this Olympic style, extreme 
sport competition will clearly highlight the waterfront. 
ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will join forces to televise more 
than 40 hours of events, More than 19 million viewers are 
expected to watch the X-Games. 



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portfolio coveted world wide, while perpetuating it as a viable 

asset for all San Franciscans." 



— Philip Smith, Director, Real Estate & Asset Management 




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Scheduled to be held June thru December 1999, the 
Spirit of Flight exhibition will consist of aeronautical and 
space exhibits from NASA and the Smithsonian Institute. 
There also will be interactive and video displays, retail and 
related special events. Approximately 5 million people are 
expected to attend this event at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf. 




( As the Port moves into the next century ) the continuing increase it 

resources to fund operations 



The Port is a self-supported enterprise department of 
the City. All revenues generated by the Port are to 
be used only for Port purposes. The Port receives 
no operating subsidies from the City and the Port has no 
taxing power. 

The Port's revenue is derived primarily from property 
rental to commercial and industrial enterprises and from 
maritime operations which include cargo, ship repair, fishing, 
harbor services, cruise and other maritime activities. 



Net Income 

In fiscal year 1997/98 the Port posted net income of 
$16.5 million, the highest net income in recent Port history. 
The reported net income includes $8.5 million in non- 
operating income which represents a one-time payment to 
the Port in exchange for granting certain property rights to the 
City for construction of the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway 
Project. Assets have been efficiently used to provide increased 
revenue, enabling the Port to improve facilities, fund capital 
improvement projects and support maritime operations. 

Fiscal year 1997/98 is the fourth consecutive year of 
steadily increasing net income as shown on the table below: 



(In Thousands) 

Years Ended June 30, 


1998 


1997 


1996 


1995 


1994 


Operating Revenue 


$38,490 


$37,290 


$32,057 


$32,212 


$32,431 


Operating Expenses ' 


(30,018) 


(29,877) 


(26,745) 


(28,222) 


(30,134) 


Operating Income 


8,472 


7,413 


5,312 


3,990 


2,297 


Other Income/ (Expense) 


8,003 


(305) 


(1,307) 


(989) 


(2,746) 


Net Income (Loss) 


$16,475 


$7,108 


$4,005 


$3,001 


($449) 




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tet income and operating surplus will provide additional 
facility maintenance and capital improvements" 




Operating Revenues 

Fiscal year 1997/98 operating revenue increased by 3.2 
percent to $38.5 million from $37.3 million the previous 
year. Commercial and industrial rent increased 4.7 percent to 
$24.3 million. Parking revenues, which increased 48.3 percent 
to $5.5 million, includes $1.2 million in parking fine revenue 
from the Department of Parking and Traffic. Parking fine 
revenue was previously reported as other income in fiscal 
year 1996/97. 

Operating Expenses 

Operating expense for fiscal year 1997/98 remained 
relatively flat, increasing to $30.0 million from $29.9 
million. Thus resulting in a 14.3% increase in operating 
income from $7.4 million to $8.5 million. 



Other Income (Expense) 

Other Income (Expense) is typically comprised of interest 
income, interest expense, earthquake damage expense, 
federal/state earthquake assistance and insurance proceeds. 
In fiscal 1997/98, the Port received a one-time payment of 
$8.5 million in federal and state congestion relief funds. 
The Port received these funds in exchange for granting 
the City's Department of Public Works certain property 
rights needed for the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway project. 

Bonded Debt 

At June 30, 1998, the Port's outstanding bond debt 
obligations consisted of State of California General 
Obligations Bonds, Series H, Port Revenue Bonds, Series 



1998 Operating Revenues 


Revenue Amount 


Percent Total 


Commercial and Industrial Rent 


$24,317 


63.2% 


Parking 


5,536 


14.4% 


Cargo 


1,400 


3.6% 


Ship Repair 


1,188 


3.1% 


Fishing 


1,187 


3.1% 


Harbor Services 


775 


2.0% 


Cruise 


547 


1.4% 


Other Maritime 


1,111 


2.9% 


Power 


264 


0.7% 


Other 


2,165 


5.6% 


Total 


$38,490 


100.0% 



1994, and City and County of San Francisco Harbor 
Improvement General Obligation Bonds, Series A and B. 

The Port's outstanding bond indebtedness decreased by 
$4.2 million, or 7.3 percent, to $53.2 million in fiscal 
year 1997/98. 

Net revenue pledged to the Revenue Bonds is required 
to be maintained at 1.30 times net revenues available for 
revenue bond debt service. Fiscal year 1997/98 bond debt 
service coverage is 3.04 times compared to 2.68 times in 
fiscal year 1996/97. 




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BALANCE SHEET 



(In Thousands) 



As of June 30, 


1 998 

1770 


1 QQ7 

177 / 


Assets 






Current Assets: 






Cash and investments, held in 






City Treasury - Port operating fund 


$ 30,191 


$ 23,411 


Receivables - Net 


15,351 


15,132 


Materials and supplies 


1,U8U 


cn a 


Prepaid insurance and other assets 


951 


9£4 


Total Current Assets 


46,873 


39,781 


Restricted Assets: 






Cash held in City Treasury: 






Lessee deposits 


2,340 


1,636 


Capital outlay 


6,947 


2,296 


Cash held by Irustee - 






jjuiiu interest aiiu redemption 


Q 509 

7, JUZ 


Q AVI 


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916 


826 


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19 705 


14 195 


Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net 


-1-1 1 OQA 


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ZUz,Uo 1 


Other Assets 




004 


Total Assets 


$281,030 


$256,691 


Liabilities and Equity 






Current Liabilities Payable 






from Current Assets: 






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 


$ 7,866 


$ 10,451 


Current maturities of bonds payable 


1,485 


1,485 


Current maturities of loans payable 






Accrued interest payable 


66 


61 


Total Current Liabilities 


10,317 


11,997 


Current Liabilities Payable 






from Restricted Assets: 






Current maturities of long-term debt 


2,800 


2,675 


Accrued bond interest payable 


1,340 


1,400 


Lessee deposits 


J, Zoo 


z,46z 


Deferred grants 


1 

Iz 


Iz 


Total Payable from Restricted Assets 


7,408 


6,549 


Deterred Revenue - Net ot current maturities 


4,352 


3,551 


uuiius rdydDie - incl 01 current maturities 


Al £87 
't / ,uo / 


^ 1 8^Q 


Loans Payable - Net of current maturities 


11 1 Q 1 




Total Liabilities 


80,945 


73,956 


Equity: 






Contributed capital 


20,347 


20,040 


Revaluation of property 


56,063 


56,063 


Retained Earnings 


123,675 


106,632 


Total Equity 


200,085 


182,735 


Total Liabilities and Equity 


$281,030 


$256,691 



STATEMENT OF INCOME 



(In Thousands) 



"Years Ended June 30, 


1 998 

1770 


1 0Q7 

177 / 


Operating Revenues: 






Commercial and Industrial Rent 


$24,317 


$23,218 


Parking 


5,536 


3,732 


Cargo 


1,400 


1,974 


Ship Repair 


1,188 


1,237 


Fishing 


1,187 


1,162 


Harbor Services 


775 


689 


Cruise 


547 


619 


Other Maritime 


1111 
1,111 


563 


ruwci 




710 


wtner 






Total Operating Revenues 


38,490 


37,290 


Operating Expenses: 






Operations and maintenance 


24,129 


24.013 


Depreciation and amortization 


5.889 


5.S64 


Total Operating Expenses 


jU,U1o 


2rt,o 1 1 


Operating Income 


8,472 


7,413 


Other Income (Expense): 






Interest and investment income 


2.457 


1,901 


Interest expense 


(3,260) 


(3.091) 


Other non-operating income 


8.524 




Earthquake damages and expenses 


(635) 


(1.578) 


Federal and state earthquake assistance 


635 


1 .578 


Gain from fire insurance settlement 


274 


3.105 


Anannnnmpnt" or rnlrmH trirlcs 




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Gain on sale of materials 


8 


6 


Total Other Income (Expense) 


8,003 


(305) 


Net Income 


$16,475 


$ 7,108 



Copies of the Port's complete financial statements and independent auditor's report mav be obtained 
for $2.50 from the Accounting Manager. I'ort ot San Francisco. Ferry Uuilding, Suite .Mi Ml. 
San Francisco, CA 94111. 



"Were not just planning to meet the needs of the next millenniun 



— Paul Osmundson, Director, Planning & Development 




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As we approach the new millennium, we are 
witnessing a resurgence in revitalization projects 
along the waterfront. The catalyst for these activities 
was the adoption, in June 1997, of the Waterfront Land 
Use Plan, the Port's detailed blueprint that will guide the 



\e setting the face for the new millennium: 




revitalization of the Port over the next 20 years. 

During 1998, the Planning and Development division 
worked on nineteen key projects in various stages of 
development. In all, the City and the Port have committed 
more than $500 million for waterfront improvements. 



Ferry Building Renovation 

In May, two months before its 100th anniversary, the Port 
issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) 
for the restoration of its landmark structure — the Ferry 
Building. The Port envisions public-oriented uses on the 
ground floor and adjoining plazas to maximize public access 
to and enjoyment of the renovated Ferry Building. 

In November Wilson Cornerstone was selected to assist 
the Port in returning the landmark Ferry Building to its 
former grandeur. Wilson Cornerstone is one of the nation's 
largest office real estate investment trusts (REIT). Restoration 
should be completed before the end of the year 2002. 

Pier 1 Maritime Office Building 

In May, the Port Commission granted San Francisco 
based AMB Property Corporation the right to convert Pier 1 
from an interim parking area to Class A office space. AMB 
Property Corporation is one of the nations largest industrial 
REITs. The project will include historic renovation of 
the pier shed and creation of about 150,000 square feet 
of commercial office space. Intended uses include maritime 
office and relocation of the Port's offices from the Ferry 
Building. AMB will also locate its new corporate offices 
at Pier 1 . 

James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal 

The Bryant Street Pier - Piers 30/32 and seawall lot 330 
- is considered one of the Port's most attractive development 
sites. Long used for temporary commercial and public events, 
exhibitions and fairs, Piers 30/32 has been designated as the 
site for the ESPN-X Games to be held consecutively in the 
Summers of 1999 and 2000. In response to cruise line's 
growing interest in San Francisco, the Port has earmarked 
Piers 30/32 as the site for the new world-class James R. 



Herman International Cruise Terminal, named in honor 
of the late Port Commissioner who died earlier this year. 
An RFQ/P is scheduled to be issued mid- 1999. The new 
facility will handle anticipated increases in cruise business 
well into the next century. 

Downtown Ferry Terminal Project 

Passenger ferry service on San Francisco Bay is projected 
to increase significantly in coming yean. New ferry landings 
will be created at the Ferry Building, and associated break- 
water and land-side and public access improvements will 
be made. A new South Terminal will be built for all East 
Bay ferry service, and the existing North Terminal will be 
reserved for North Bay service and relocated nearer to the 
Ferry Building. This expanded capacity will accommodate 
current and projected increases in tern, - ridership. The next 
phase will expand berthing to provide for future airport 
hovercrafts, Treasure Island ferry service and other possible 
water borne transit service. To improve pedestrian circulation, 
the entire Bay side of the Ferry Building and a central 
concourse through the Building will be publicly accessible. 
The project is scheduled to begin construction in Fall IW, 

China Basin Ferry & Excursion Terminal 

The Port received a S2 million grant from the Department 
of Transportation for construction of a new ferry terminal 
at China Basin Channel. This new China Basin Terminal 
will be located adjacent to the San Francisco Giant's Pacific 
Bell Ballpark and will provide passenger ferry sen u e that 
connects China Basin and Mission Bay w ith existing ferrv 
terminals in the Bay Area. The project is scheduled to begin 
construction in Fall 1999. 



Our dedicated staff is building the port of tomorrow, whill 
made by past generations" 



— Alex Lee, Director, Facilities & Operations 



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The Port of San Francisco is a city within a city. 
More than 127 men and women are responsible 
for the engineering, maintenance and operations 
of the Port's vast infrastructure. Within the Port's 7.5 miles 
of waterfront and 645 acres of property are 2.7 million 
square feet of space under roof, 650,000 linear feet of chain 



^reserving the investment and tradition of the waterfront 




link fence, 1,150 steel curtain doors, 31,000 light fixtures, 
4.4 million feet of electrical conduits, 70,000 pilings, 
280,000 feet of piping, and 4.95 million square feet of 
painted surfaces. The 99 member Maintenance Department 
plans and coordinates the upkeep of these facilities - many 
of which are more than 100 years old. 



The 22-member Engineering Department is responsible 
for the improvement, design and new construction at the 
Port, and issues building permits for all construction work 
within the Port's jurisdiction. One notable achievement 
has been the successful and timely issuance of building 
permits for the new $250 million Giant's Pacific Bell Park. 

The six-member Environmental group oversees the Port's 
compliance with all applicable environmental rules and 
regulations. The Environmental group works on complex 
environmental permitting issues with the Army Corp of 
Engineers, Bay Conservation Development Commission, 
State Lands, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Regional 
Air Quality Control Board, and the Environmental 
Protection Agency. 

Pier 35 Passenger Terminal 

Port staff completed improvements to the Pier 35 Passenger 
Terminal, including a new escalator and elevator, to ready 
the facility for the increased passenger traffic anticipated 
from the addition of two new cruise lines that will call on 
San Francisco in 1999. 

Downtown Ferry Terminal 

Construction of a new Downtown Ferry Terminal 
behind the Ferry Building is expected to begin in 1999. 
The new terminal will serve as the City's gateway to over 
2.3 million ferry commuters a year. The new terminal 
includes an additional ferry landing that will more than 
double current passenger capacity and covered walkways to 
protect people from increment weather. 

Pier 98 Wetland Restoration 

In 1998, the Port finalized plans and began construction 
for the restoration of wetlands at Pier 98. The project will 



enhance the public's access to, and enjoyment of. the 
southern waterfront, and improve wildlife habitats in the 
area. The Port worked with local community groups and 
City College of San Francisco to develop an outreach 
program to bring children to Pier 98 to experience and 
study the newly created wetlands. 

Seismic Upgrade to the Ferry Plaza 
and Piers 27/29 

Seismic upgrade work was completed for the Ferry 
Plaza and Piers 27/29. The work strengthened the structures 
at these locations and will enhance the safety and 
survivability in the event of an earthquake. The $5.6 
million project was funded by the Federal Emergency 
Management Administration. 

Maritime Access 

To show our commitment to the maritime industry, 
the Port expended SI. 5 million in 1998 to dredge two 
container cargo berths at Pier 80 and two cruise ship 
berths at Pier 35. An additional $1.9 million is budgeted 
in 1999 for future dredging to improve maritime access. 
Other projects to enhance maritime access include leveling 
of crane track and fender pile replacement at Pier SO 
budgeted at $1.4 million. 

Mission Rock Temporary Homeless Shelter 

In just one week, the Port's maintenance staff converted 
an old 55,000 square feet freight forwarding station into a 
temporary shelter for the homeless. Capable of housing more 
than 600 people, the facility provided much needed shelter 
for the City's homeless during the winter storms of 1998. 



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make the Port of San Francisco what it is" 

— Douglas Wong, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco 




Executive 


Gregory E. Bailey 


Earl J. Cater 


Ellen E. Dehr 


Renee D. Dunn 


Gerald C. Baker 


Kenneth Cereghino 


Gary L. Derenzi 


Imani S. Haygood 


James A. Balsham 


Raymond T. Chau 


Richard A. Detra 


Brajah Q. Norris 


Larry E. Bean 


Maria M. Chen 


Donald G. Dodson 


Imelda G. Quesada 


Anthony Bettiga 


Kung-Hang Chiu 


Jesus M. Dominguez 


Veronica Sanchez 


Richard V. Bettiga Jr. 


Alexander T. Chong 


Michael R. Duckworth 


Douglas F. Wong 


Mabal S. Bhat 


Kenneth J. Chu 


George B. Dudley 




Leo J. Bragagnolo 


Stanley S. Chu 


James C. Elbing 


Facilities & Operations 


Edmund C. Bubnis 


Steve J. Coccellato 


Timmothy J. Felton 


Kenneth R. Abrahamson 


Tyrone L. Burney 


Richard A. Corcoran 


Darrell B. Fisher 


Lonnie L. Alfano 


Thomas E Buder 


Ray Cordova 


Derek O. Freeman 


RochelleV. Alvir 


Edward F. Byrne 


Francisco J. Cortes 


Michael P. Gallagher 


Carol E. Bach 


Oswaldo A. Caamano 


Philip L. Courtney 


Timothy J. Gallagher 




Angelo F. Calvo 


Ernesto G. Custodio 


Frederick F. Gerard 



Peter Gorbachov 


Gary Lee 


Orville F. Gotcher 


Olivia W Lee 


Harold E Groff 


Daniel Lehr 


William J. Gunn 


John G. Leonard 


Stanley W Haewood 


Stanislaus L. Loftus 


Galford S. Hash 


Melvin D Long 


Kenneth E. Hayes 


Manuel E. Manuel 


James E. Hearn 


Giovanni I. Martinez 


Carleen Ho 


Mark A. Maxemin 


John V Holt 


Kevin P. McGuire 


Dave Howlett 


James D Meisenbach 


Cathy C. Huynh 


Thomas 1. Meisenbach 

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Robert J. Meschi 


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John R. Miller 


Richard G.Johnson 


Nieret J. Mizushima 


Willie C.Johnson 


Ronald Mondfrans 


Ryan W. Jones 


Bruce A. Myszka 


Robert J. Keith 


Henry L. Navarro 


William M. Kelly 


Alan H. Nevling 


George B. Kennady 


Ralph M. Newton 


Chistopher E. Kiesselbach 


Amir Mansur M. Niufar 


Jerry P. KondefF 


Edward T. Ochi 


Wain L. Kung 


Michael T. O'Connor 


Bruce Lanham 


Gary W. Olson 


Alexander K. Lee 


Alexander Parisotto 



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Harold D. Poulsen 


Jack K.Yu 


Benjamin A. Kutnick 


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Kirk W. Bennett 


Phillip |. Williamson 


Gary R. Prunty 


Nicole Zaborsky 


Julie Lee 


Noreen Ambrose 


Anne E. Cook 


Patricia L. Wilson 


David J. Rauenbuehler 


Sanford S. Zeller 


Samuel Lew 


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Dan M. Hodapp 


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Scott P. Riley 




Lynette F. Lum 


Diane Millner 


Floristine Johnson 


Warren Y. Youni* 


Joseph H. Roger 


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Kathleen A. Mallegni 


Neil Sekhri 


Kari D. Kilstrom 




Jaroslav Rosicky 


Administration 


Stephen A. Martin 


Christine Silva 


Eugenia Mares 




Bruce Samson 


Ellen J. Abels 


Stella W. Ng 


Laurel Turner 


Diane Y. Oshima 




Nick G. Sarantes 


Luis C. Adona 


Eliza Y. Ngo 


Pat Vial 


Paul E. Osmundson 




Roberta L. Schoenholz 


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April T. Shaw 




John J. Scully 


Nelson Alvarado 


George U. Onyemem 




Jennifer G. Sobol 




Martin J. Shea 


James R. Aragon 


Lydia O. O'Skea 


Maritime 


Cheryl G. Whitfield 




Gene P. Sheets 


John M. Barnett 


Manuel A. Pacheco 


Louise C. Anderson 






Gary S. Silvestri 


Janet G. Bias 


Mauricio J. Rodriguez 


Peter A. Dailey 


Real Estate & Asset 




Michael S. Stez 


Kevin L. Brackley 


Salina D. Sabalvaro 


John M. Davey 


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Lawrence D. Brown 


Arnold G. Santiago 


Nicholas J. LaRocco 


Jeffrey A. Bauer 




Miriam V. Tortolero 


Nilda S. Casipit 


Alvaro O. Stalla 


Hedley G. Prince 


Claudia L. Davison 




Taide Tovar 


Irene H. Chan 


Jeffrey A. Tom 


Gerard L. Roybal 


Nicolas J. Dempsey 




John E.Troup 


Connie M. Chu 


Amy S.Tsao 


Senaite ShifFeraw 


Jacqueline E. Flagg 




Anthony T. Umali 


Fannie S. Chu 


Angelina C.Tse 


Jill J. Simpson 


Rcnee L.Jones 




William J. Van Der Ploeg 


Lilibeth R. De Rivera 


John J.J. Woo 


Denise Turner 


Yukling L. Lee-Lain 




James P. Walker 


Wilfredo H. Delizo 


Mary Ellen Wriedt 




QiaoYi Lin 




Lisa Anne I.WalHs 


Stephanie M. Downs 






Mark W. Lozovoy 





Executive Staff: 

Douglas F. Wong, 
Executive Director 

Peter A. Dailey, 
Director, Maritime 

Benjamin A. Kutnick, 

Director, Finance & Administration 

Alexander K. Lee, 

Director, Facilities & Operations 

Paul E. Osmundson, 

Director, Planning & Development 

Philip M. Smith, 

Director, Real Estate & Asset Management 

Noreen Ambrose, 
General Counsel 

Veronica Sanchez, 
Manager, Government Affairs 
Renee D. Dunn, 
Manager, Public Relations 



Production Notes 

Published by the Port of San Francisco 
Editor: 
Renee D. Dunn 

Design/Production: 
Denis Ko Production Art, San Francisco 
Denis Ko, Designer 
Richard Musson, Writer 

Photography: 
Ted Kurihara, San Francisco 
Denms DeSilva, San Francisco 

Printing: 

Norcal Printing, South San Francisco 



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